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Lakeside Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 158 ratings

Enterprise

"Great experience, except for Enterprise phone operator, sounded like he was new and had no idea what he was doing."

(Reviewed on October 05, 2015 )

Thrifty

"Nicole at the San Diego Airport Thrifty office was wonderful. She should be commended for her professional yet friendly demeanor."

(Reviewed on September 25, 2015 )


Fox

"Thanks a lot."

(Reviewed on September 23, 2015 )

Payless

"This experience was the BEST that I've ever had with car rentals. When the shuttle wasn't immediately available, I was given an alternative form of travel within seconds. I was able to add an additional driver within a f..." Read more

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )


Fox

"Great cars, excellent pricing, good customer service ,close to the airport with prompt shuttles"

(Reviewed on September 20, 2015 )

Airport

"The best experience I have ever had with dealing with a vehicle renting facility. Only suggestion would be to better navigate or give direction to the after hours drop off location."

(Reviewed on September 08, 2015 )


Fox

"I am very satisfied with the experience I had with my rental. Thank you !"

(Reviewed on September 03, 2015 )

Dollar

"Very satisfied"

(Reviewed on September 01, 2015 )


Avis

"We will only use CarRentals.com. This is the best way to compare prices among the various car rental companies. I got an amazing rate for a one way rental. I will always check!"

(Reviewed on September 01, 2015 )

Firefly

"Wanted a Ford Focus but got a Mitsubishi with a small 9 gallon tank. Other than that everything was outstanding."

(Reviewed on August 26, 2015 )


Alamo

"Great service and product"

(Reviewed on August 25, 2015 )

Fox

"Very satisfied with the rental. I have already booked another rental. I would appreciated your brushing the grill before running the cars through for washing. The last two rentals from Fox had heavy bug residue."

(Reviewed on August 25, 2015 )


Fox

"Good experience."

(Reviewed on August 20, 2015 )

Alamo

"Have always had a great experience with Alamo. CarRentals.com super easy to use and great prices."

(Reviewed on July 24, 2015 )


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Car rentals in Lakeside, San Diego: What you need to know

Whether you are in Lakeside on business or for a getaway, having the option to go anywhere you want can help make your trip all the better. Using Lakeside public transportation may be an inexpensive method to check out the neighborhood, but if you want to get to a different area of San Diego, you might be left waiting for a while. Ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, or taxis can be faster, but if you are going all over San Diego, the cost can start to add up. Plus, they may not be immediately available.

If you want to get the most out of your trip to Lakeside, then booking a car rental is the best way to go everywhere you want to go during your visit. CarRentals.com can help you book an inexpensive rate and the automobile of your choice. Check out the information below to find out all that you want to know about renting a car in Lakeside.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get a cheap rental car in Lakeside?

If you are searching for some of the best car rental rates, then you are in the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Lakeside by doing a few things:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve in advance

Before you book, make sure you read the rental policy.

What kind of rental car should I get in Lakeside?

With so many vehicles to decide from, it can be hard to figure out what car is ideal for your vacation. But, consider your needs and the number of people you are driving with. Our table below can help you decide the best automobile for you.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
LuxuryWhen you feel like you need the bestMercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar
MinivanFamilies with plenty of bags and a need for spaceJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Economy or Compact CarGreat for driving around busy citiesToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Lakeside?

In most areas, you can rent a car in Lakeside, San Diego if you are at least 21. Be aware that you'll most likely be charged an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure you check the car rental company's policy before you book. Moreover, the age restriction may be different for premium, large capacity, SUVs, or other higher category vehicles.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many of the major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Lakeside.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a "full-to-full" policy. You should get your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to fill it back up before you return. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to the supplier. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do most suppliers offer one-way rentals in Lakeside?

Most rental car suppliers offer one-way rentals. It may be simpler to drop off your car in a different city. Keep in mind that there is generally an extra fee for one-way rentals. Make sure to check the car rental company's policy to know the total cost.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lakeside?

Many suppliers offer unlimited miles, but you need to ensure it is part of the package. It's important to figure out how much driving you will be doing ahead of time on your trip. You don't want to be surprised with any overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make sure to understand the company's policy. You may need unlimited miles if you are hitting the open road to find out what else is in San Diego.

Are there any road trips I should take from Lakeside?

Once you've checked out Lakeside, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around San Diego that are just a drive away. Make sure you make some time to visit one of the 9 historical sites or 2 theme parks like:

  • Old Mission Dam, a historical landmark, in California which is located on N side of Mission St.-Gorge Rd.
  • STAR OF INDIA on San Diego Embarcadero to take in some more California attractions
  • Have some good old-fashioned fun at SeaWorld San Diego located in San Diego
  • You and your family or friends can have a great time with a day at Belmont Park

There is also nothing like getting in your vehicle and seeing what amazing places you'll discover on your own driving around San Diego.

Your Lakeside, San Diego Car Rental is waiting

Has a museum in San Diego caught your eye? Do you have to meet a customer at their hotel or office? Don't miss out on one of Lakeside must-see attractions or be late to a client meeting. When you have the keys to your own car, you can make sure your visit is following your schedule, and not have to adhere public transportation schedules.

Browse our inventory of vehicles from the top rental car agencies in the country and select the perfect automobile for your Lakeside vacation! The perfect set of wheels is only a few clicks away.